Monday, August 01, 2011


worked for John Boehner and the Tea Party who took the entire nation hostage - and won!

the budget deal announced tonight is a bust for everybody - and won't help our vaulted "AAA credit rating" either because it fails to address any of the underlying issues or reasons as to why we are at this crisis point to begin with.

massive debt began to accumulate because of multiple wars and massive tax cuts for corporations and the very wealthy. (remember, when Bush took office in 2001, there was a budget surplus - this problem literally did not exist.)

hostage-takers Boehner (and the Teabaggers for that matter) changed the debate from "JOBS" (something everybody understands) to "DEBT CEILING" (so huge and complex i doubt some economics professors can even grasp it).

with this so-called "deal" the President announced "the lowest level of domestic spending since Dwight Eisenhower was president".

(that's pre-Cousin Brucie, boomers. when Eisenhower left office fifty years ago, a new Chevrolet cost $1,800, a dozen eggs cost 52 cents, sirloin steak was 89 cents a pound, the average household income was $7,000 a year and a telegraph was the most efficient way of conveying a message.)

two days before Dwight Eisenhower left office, the former Five-Star General left us a little message about how his former boss, the US Military, might just ruin our democracy.

we didn't listen to Dwight Eisenhower.

therefore, welcome to Austerity 2012!


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